I do believe that Sedum Autumn Joy is the one plant I could not do without. I use it extensively - see all those little lighter green mounds--they are all AJ. This picture shows what I love most about it -- not the flower, but the "neatness" of it. It always looks good--from the moment the little knubs sprout from the ground, to this compact mound stage, to pink flowers in September. For me it is incredibly easy to grow; it demands nothing but cutting the foliage back in the spring. When I want more, I just stick the shovel in the center and take out half (which I do almost every year). It needs very little water and has no pests. It does not seem to tempt the deer. When it blooms, butterflies and bees love it - I can have 5 or 6 butterflies on one plant (and dozens of bees).
Have I mentioned I LOVE this plant?
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
2 years ago